As the titles implies, I wish to know how "The word as a weapon" translates into Latin. I think it would be a cool name for a debate club that I'm setting up.


There are several translations for 'spoken word.' Vox, meaning 'voice,' is tidy.

'As' could be quasi or tanquam; tanquam is stronger.

Telum is the general word for 'offensive weapon,'

Vox quasi telum.


One option is

verbum sicut arma

Arma meaning weapon is from late Latin, but I think it makes more sense to the modern reader than telum, the word used in Classical Latin.

  • @Hugh Oh, I see. I thought accusative was appropriate.
    – luchonacho
    Dec 4 '18 at 14:38
  • Could be; but in mottoes almost always Nominative.
    – Hugh
    Dec 4 '18 at 15:26

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